Christopher Reynolds’s thirty-two comments

  • Re: Tips on not tensing up when playing Mandolin/Banjo?

    Theres two questions here.one for right hand and one for left. more…

  • Rambling pitchfork

    This is a version by Tommy Pott.Completely different from original in D major.I left out all the upbeats - easy to put something in.Would have involved too mainly second time bars!Learnt it off someone in a session in Bristol,England. more…

  • composed (or played?)by Jonn Mosey Mc Ginley.Commonly known as Mad Jig.Played in local sessions of jig of madness. more…

  • Re: the etiquette of criticism

    Most of the time these days I,m more direct and just say it if somebodys speeding up.If they are not sitting next to me I will more likely say something like "we are speeding up".So far I haven,t be hit! The problem is that a lot of people interpret "crit... more…

  • Re: The Amazing Slow Downer

    I,ve always used the winamp plugin (pacemaker) till recently.You need an older version of winamp to make it work.I,ve found it really usefull.Only problem is that you have to play in mp3 format.With the Amazing slower down you can just stick the CD in and... more…

  • Re: The worst compliment you ever got

    Someone once complimented me on how nice it sounded when I did`nt play.This was guitar acc. - I assume / hope she meant it in some musical manner. more…

  • Re: What if technique goes pear-shaped?

    I find trying playing loud (and fast) can commonly create probems.In an attempt to get more volume ( common in sessions as i,m a mandolin player) there,s a temptation to "drive" "force" and "try harder" hoping this will produce more noise.What this usuall... more…

  • The Flowers Of Brooklyn

    Nice tune,one of my favourites.Can be played in quite a flowing style.Occassionally played in session. more…

  • this is played before Heaton Chapel at sessions.Lunasa play them together. more…

  • I love this tune.The c sharp in bar 3 line 4 sounds a litte strange (though nice?), is it meant to be a c natural? more…